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NorCal-based sandwich chain Beach Hut Deli to open first Long Beach shop
Since opening near Folsom Lake in 1981, Beach Hut Deli has expanded to over 40 locations across California (and now Arizona and Nevada)—and it will open its first Long Beach location at the 180 E. Ocean building, currently home to Ruth’s Chris. Think higher-quality Subway, along the lines of Jimmy John’s and Jersey Mike’s (both of which have existing locations in DTLB).
White Wasabi permanently shutters
Alamitos Bay sushi joint White Wasabi has permanently shuttered after serving the Eastside community for a decade this year. It marks another closure in a complex that is unquestionably heading toward total desertion—and that makes sense: After Whole Foods left to make a new home a few hundred feet away at the 2nd & PCH, the center has been now designated for a 600-unit, double-structure residential development following approval from the Planning Commission earlier this month.
Owners of Louisiana Seafood prep for The Fish Shack re-brand; set to re-open Aug. 1
After a remodel that has taken nearly two years, Louisiana Seafood is set to re-brand as The Fish Shack. Owned by the same family since opening, the space has been serving up fried seafood delights for over 20 years—but the re-brand was essential: After a dip in quality and an aging structure, the need for a fresh re-boot was essential. Expect relatively the same menu, including red snapper and catfish.
ICYMI: Burger Daddy is bring back its katsu burgers to DTLB
Burger Daddy—the much-loved joint that was Long Beach’s sole space dedicated to katsu burgers—is reopening in the same building it was birthed, just one door down (in the space above Blind Donkey and next to Water’s Edge, which overtook the original Burger Daddy space at the Broadlind building).